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Finnish singer/songwriters Tanja Torvikoski and Petri Kuusela circled their shared hometown of Oulu for years before finally meeting each other. They were both following their own musical paths that seemed to be veering towards session musicianship and/or solo careers. However, from the moment they first played together, it didn’t take long for a driving duo to take shape. The pair began writing songs together and found leverage in the American singer-songwriter tradition to lift up also the heavier things. Written and recorded in a cottage in Lapland by the two of them, Lanai’s debut album “Ship’s Bell” is available now.


”What a lovely album.”

The Music Below, US

”A mature album full of beautiful songs.”
The Next Gig, NL

“Understated grace. Life and vibrance”.
Comeherefloyd, US

“This is one to watch out for.”
Born Music, UK

“As far as debuts go, they rarely sound as ready as this one.”
Alice & June, FIN

”Todella hyvin tehtyä, loppuun asti vietyä, modernia folk-musiikkia.”
Pekka Laine, YLE

”Viimeisen kappaleen sulkeuduttua sieluun on hiipinyt uskomattoman raukea ja aurinkoinen olo.”
Mika Roth, Desibeli

“Huolella ja paneutumisella kypsytetty esikoisalbumi on jo nyt vuoden kotimaisia kiekkoja.”
Keikkaguru

”Eteerisen kaunis.”
Lassi Linnola, Soundi